Minimally invasive surgery (MIS), also known as percutaneous foot surgery, is a set of surgical techniques to operate through incisions of a few millimeters and make the necessary corrections through the use of precise and modern instrumentation. There is no use of lasers for this type of intervention, the laser can be used in dermatology and ophthalmology, but never to cut bone.
What is needed is specialized radiology equipment known as fluoroscopy. It is a low intensity radiological imaging device which provides an internal vision in real time of the area to be treated. As it is a “closed” surgery, it is important to have a view of the area where you are having surgery.
The various conditions ideally suited for treatment with percutaneous or minimally invasive surgery include: hallux valgus, claw or hammer toes, toe shortening, Tailor’s bunion, Haglund’s syndrome, heel spur and tarsal tunnel compression syndromes, among other painful pathologies.
The aim is to preserve the muscles, joint capsules, ligaments, tendons and blood vessels in order to regain the biomechanics of a healthy foot in the shortest possible time. The surgical technique is very precise, using specific materials, surgical tools and state-of-the-art equipment that, together with the surgeon’s constant evolution, allows us to achieve very positive results.
The operation is performed under local anesthesia and once completed, the patient walks out on his own foot with a special post-operative shoe, being able to go home without the need for hospitalization.
The use of minimally invasive surgery helps to avoid fixation materials such as staples, screws or plates, resulting in a quicker recovery and promoting minimal pain after the operation.
Corrective bandages are used to ensure the ideal position after the procedure; these dressings are very comfortable and easy to wear during the recovery period.